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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; 1st Avon Ed edition (August 20, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064473465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064473460
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Karen Hawkins was raised in Tennessee, a member of a huge extended family that included her brother and sister, an adopted sister, numerous foster siblings and various exchange students. In order to escape the chaos (and whilst hiding when it was her turn to do the dishes), she would huddle under the comforter on her bed with a flashlight and a book, a habit she still embraces to this day. For more information about Karen, or pictures of her chasing a box of donuts while training for a road race, visit her at www.karenhawkins.com or write to her at Karen Hawkins, P.O. Box 5292, Kingsport, TN 37663-5292.


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Karen Hawkins is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of over 22 fun and lively historical romance novels and two humorous contemporary romances. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia (thanks to the antics of her extended family), and adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen spends her time warming her feet on her two rescue dogs while writing her next book. She lives in Florida and loves to hear from readers at Karen Hawkins, P.O. Box 149924, Orlando, FL 32814-9924

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I highly recommend this new Avon True Romance.
Rebecca Herman
On the sea journey Catherine falls in love with Derrick but wonders if she can ever be anything more than his best friend's little sister.
jaina_solo
This book was as good as i hoped it would be, though i didn't like how Catherine cried so much!
S. Kim

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Herman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 19, 2002
Format: Paperback
When seventeen-year-old Catherine Markham's parents died four years ago, it was her brother Royce who kept her going. Although Royce was twelve years older than Catherine, he became more than just her brother, he became her best friend. When Catherine learns that Royce has been lost at sea in the American Revolution, she is devastated -- until a ransom note arrives, stating that Royce is still alive and demanding money for his safe return. Determined to get from Boston to Savannah to deliver the ransom herself, Catherine convinces Royce's best friend, Derrick St. John, to take her on his ship. Just twenty-one years old, Derrick already has a past as a pirate, a past he was able to abandon with Royce's help. But he still lives with the memories of what he has done, and the knowledge that it was partly his fault his late father was falsely accused of treason. On the journey to Savannah, Catherine and Derrick fall in love, but hide their feelings from each other -- he because of his past, she because she despairs of ever becoming more than his best friend's little sister. I highly recommend this new Avon True Romance. Like the rest of the books in the series, it's a wonderful historical romance for teens. I also really loved the setting, as the colonial period has always been one of my favorites.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Squeakers on September 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
When Catherine Markham finds a randsom note that tells she must pay 50 gold pieces to get her brother, Royce, back and her uncle refuses to send money, she goes to Derrick St. John for help.
Derrick immediately says yes to finding Royce, his best friend because Royce was the only one to allow Derrick to be a sea captain with his well-known past. However, he is reluctant to take Catherine along.
Catherine makes friends with the crew, helps a cabin boy named Lucas recover after their ship is attacked by a pirate ship headed up by DeGardineau, the man Derrick has sworn to find so he can clear his father's brand as a traitor. They get all the way to Savannah, but when they reach the Red Rooster Inn where Royce was supposedly being help early, DeGardineau's men capture them and take the gold. Now, they must find a way to get more gold for the kidnappers and try to avenge Derrick's father all before the deadline meets. Although they are close to death many times and are always disagreeing about one thing or the other, Catherine and Derrick still find time to fall in love.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Karen Hawkins has written a truely wonderful book. Derrick and Catherine are wonderful and the romantic tension between the two kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through the book. I have been recommending this to all my friends. Great job Karen, I can't wait until the next one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Kim on September 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book was as good as i hoped it would be, though i didn't like how Catherine cried so much! It took me by surprise when i started liking the shipmates better than i did her. They were funny and likable. The adventure in the book was exciting, and the romance was well written. Overall i thought it was a good book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Heather Richards on May 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
While the title promises a pirate, that's really a misnomer for Derrick St. John, hero of the novel. Catherine, a young woman of prominent family is thrown together with the hero ... pirate when her brother is kidnapped and she needs a ship to Charleston to save him. The expected romantic misunderstandings take place with neither party revealing their feelings until the end after they have saved Catherine's brother with a little high seas action in the process.
Not bad as young adult romances go, the continued enforced guilt of Derrick got a little old after a while. Yes, he'd been a pirate once, but get over it. Catherine was your typical perfect heroine, pretty and brave and stubborn, with little personality.
While the book was the usual fair from this genre, it was a good effort and more enjoyable than most which is why it got a higher rating than I would normally give. Maybe that and that I'm [crazy] for pirates.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Shull on December 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
i really enjoyed this book. it all started when Catherine Markham's brother Royce had been captured by the British. She knows no one who can help her except Captain Derrick St. John, captain of one her family's shipping business roads. So she goes to see him dressed as a boy. He soon realizes its her and he agrees to help her. On the voyage, they start to realize they care about each other when Derrick unexpectedly kisses her when the pirates attack! Soon after, they get to Savannah and Derrick has to clear his father's name from becoming a traitor to the America's. To find out if Catherine gets her brother back or if Derrick and Catherine fall in love, read the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Storjord on May 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have loved many of the books in the Avon True Romance list of books, but this is my favorite one on the list. I love this book for many reasons including:

1. The heroine isn't the stereotypical damsel in distress, and Catherine is a character most people can relate to.

2. The kidnap of her brother causes the readers to keep the pages turning.

3. The plot to save her brother is fantastically well thought out, and made me read the book in one day!

4. The person Catherine turns to for help is Derrick, a handsom captain with some intersting skeletons in his closet. (*Not to be taken literally!)

5. The inevitable romance between Catherine and Derrick cannot be because of her high social stature, and Derrick's family history causes their love to be a complete scandal!
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